Ronaldo to Suarez: 5 highest goalscorers in FIFA Club World Cup history

Arjun Singh Devgan
Ronaldo is the highest goalscorer in Club World Cup history
Ronaldo is the highest goalscorer in Club World Cup history / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages

The 2021 FIFA Club World Cup kicked off on 3 February in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with with six champion clubs from six confederations taking part in the tournament along with the national champions from the host nation.

Few games have already taken place with many waiting for Champions League winners, Chelsea to begin their campaign with the Blues scheduled to play the winners of the game between Al Jazira and Al Hilal on February 9.

The tournament has overtime seen a number of great players display their wares and here, we take a look at the five highest goalscorers in FIFA Club World Cup history.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo Jnr
Gremio v Real Madrid: Final - FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017 / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages

Cristiano Ronaldo as usual tops the chart with the 37-year-old the all-time highest goalscorer of the competition, netting seven goals in eight matches over four editions.

Matches: 8

Goals: 7

Editions: 2008, 2014, 2016, 2017

2. Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale
Al Ain v Real Madrid: Final - FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 / Etsuo Hara/GettyImages

Gareth Bale might not be in the plans of Real Madrid, but there is no doubt that he has been deadly in front of goal in the competition as seen by his average of a goal-a-game when on the pitch.

Matches: 6

Goals: 6

Editions: 2014, 2017, 2018

3. Luis Suarez

Luis Suarez
River Plate v FC Barcelona - FIFA Club World Cup Final / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages

Luis Suarez has only played two games in the competition, but has scored a staggering five goals in those appearances, and he would have probably found himself on top of the list if he had played more.

Matches: 2

Goals: 5

Editions: 2015

4. Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi
River Plate v Barcelona - FIFA Club World Cup Final / Chris Brunskill Ltd/GettyImages

The record seven-time Ballon d'Or award winner surprisingly finds himself placed fourth in the list despite scoring five goals in the competition. What goes against him is that he has needed five games across three editions to get to that mark.

Matches: 5

Goals: 5

Editions: 2009, 2011, 2015

5. Cesar Delgado

Cesar Delgado
Raja Casablanca v CF Monterrey - FIFA Club World Cup Quarter Final / Lars Baron/GettyImages

A winger who spend the majority of his career in the Ligue 1 and Liga MX, Cesar Delgado was another who excelled in the competition, winning the top scorer award in the competition twice in 2012 and 2013.

Matches: 6

Goals: 5

Editions: 2011, 2012, 2013